Zfs & MacPorts

Charles Darwin macports.users at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 06:00:06 PDT 2008

On 28-Sep-08, at 8:33 AM, Rainer Müller wrote:

> Charles Darwin wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Is it possible to install ports on a zfs formatted volume?
> Can't think of a reason why it should not be possible.

As of now it is not possible to boot from zfs so I thought if I have  
something like grep (OK, bad example) installed through ports that  
might cause problem during the start up since it's part of Darwin.
Then I guess my question is; is any part of Darwin (except of course  
xnu) involved in startup process and/or does it matter if they do?


>> and if so,
>> what is the proper way of doing it? Would ´PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/
>> usr/sbin ./configure --enable-readline --prefix=path/to/zfs/some/dir/
>> opt´ do it?
> If this is the only install of MacPorts on this Mac this will work. It
> will install the MacPorts Tcl package to /Library/Tcl.
> But you can also specify another location in order to have  
> everything on
> one filesystem, for example:
>  --with-tclpackage=path/to/zfs/some/dir/opt/Library/Tcl
> Rainer

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